Patrick: 89 MPH Fast Ball Not Going to Get the Job Done

Sunday, August 2nd

Joe Patrick, 92.9 The Game Braves Insider, joined Sam & Greg to talk about our Atlanta Braves.


At the start of the season, or shortened season, The Braves starting pitching lineup seemed to be set. You have the young gunslingers in Max Fried and Mike Soroka along with the former all-star veteran Mike Foltynewicz. While Fried and Soroka are set, Foltynewwiz, not so much.

During Foltynewwiz, last start, he was taken out during the game and designated for assignment. He was made available for other teams to pick him up, but no team did. Now, Folty has been sent down and still with the Braves, but Joe Patrick said in a shortened season, we will not see Folty make any major contributions to the Braves.


Patrick also said that the Braves did not want to see him go, but with 80 mph sliders and 89  mph fast balls, he was no help to the Braves.  A team that thought they were set at the starting pitcher position, now are trying to fill a hole that Folty left. Can Tousssaint fill it?